Thursday, 12 December 2013

Interview with AlexiMetalPirate!

Hello! How are you?
Today I have another interview for you, this time with the lovely Alexi from AlexiMetalPirate, a genre-less blogger whom I'm sure you're going to love.

Hi Alexi, I hope you're well!
Thank you so much for agreeing to be interviewed, it’s great to have you over on Head-full-of-flowers! I thought we could start off by you introducing yourself a little to everyone; where you’re from, what you do, your interests, and the story behind your lovely blog Alexi Metal Pirate.

 Hey guys! As Lizzy has just said I’m AlexiMetalPirate a genre-less blogger from South East England who blogs about things that interest me, and hopefully some of you lot…if not I may be able to win you over with pug pictures! I’m currently studying science in the hopes of one day being able to put fancy letters after my name. When I’m not crying into my chemistry textbook I enjoy being a full time pug mummy, blogger, moomin obsessive and food eater…perfectly normal pastimes! I actually started beauty blogging in 2009! Sadly I took a break from the internet and closed down my blog a year in *sad face*. However, I’m now back with a new domain, fresh look & blogging about things that excite me (being a very excitable person this is a very long list) and I really hope people like and embrace the changes I’ve made to my blog <3
 I love your blog! And who can resist cute pug pictures?! So, can you tell us, what’s your favourite topic to write about or your favourite kind of post?

I love just writing about my day to day life, not only do they come really naturally to me in terms of writing but it serves as a personal diary so I can look back what I’ve done with my life…and reassure myself that I’m not wasting it away ;)

I love that, ‘personal diary’! What’s your favourite post of yours so far and why?

That would probably be either my WoP video shoot post or my “Where have you been Missy” post; the former because it was the first time I’d done anything like that and I’m so happy to have documented it. The latter because I wrote it at a time of self-discovery where I was just coming out of a dark place and I feel it really reflects on the life lessons I learnt in that time which is always a helpful thing to share.

 Definitely, you can learn so much from others. It’s really amazing that you were willing to share such a personal post with your readers. What are your top three blogs to read?

That’s a pretty tough one actually! But I think I’m going to have to go with “TheDiaryOfAPoorGirl”, “Kerralina” and “Olivia Emily”
Great picks! I saw on your blog that you were recently part of a re-shoot of Wings of Pegasus music video (as you mentioned previously) ‘That’s metal’;  can you tell us a little bit about the video and what was your favourite thing about being part of it?
The video is going remake of their old video that was created before the X-factor stunt which if you haven’t already seen you can find on YouTube. I’d been following Fil on twitter for a long time so when he was looking for people to join in I jumped on the opportunity and as I spend a lot of my time in London it wasn’t too far out of the way. The shoot was amazing Fil and the whole crew were lovely and the video comes out in 2014 as part of a campaign so keep an eye out for it! As far as my favourite thing about it goes I think it was probably seeing the looks of shock, confusion…and quite possibly horror, of everyone in Piccadilly that day who had no idea what was going on and were in awe of the shirtless man jumping about in a fountain.

 Haha that’s hilarious! I’m sure I wouldn't have been able to resist joining in! Can you tell us, what can’t you leave the house without?

Well there’s the obvious phone & keys but no one really wants to hear that so I’m going to say my little Moomin key charm. He’s a tiny cuddly toy who’s my traveling companion and he goes everywhere with me!

That’s adorable! What’s your wardrobe and vanity case must-haves/staples?

Wardrobe essentials are skater dresses and anything tartan (I’m going through a bit of a phase) and my vanity would have to be waterproof liquid eyeliner, it’s a godsend in a pot!

Can you share with us, what's your favourite book/film?

I love films like Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit, but my favourite film(s) of all time are 10 Things I Hate About You & About Time (I couldn't just choose one, they’re too good). Bookwise I really like girly easy reads like the Confessions of a Shopaholic series.

I’m obsessed with LOTR and 10 things I hate about you. Fantastic choices! What kind of music are you into?

As the name of my blog suggests I used to be really into the metal scene, nowadays I listen to most things but I still tend to sway towards rock and metal genres. With my favourite musicans being HIM, Red Jumpsuit Aperatus, Bon Jovi and Adam Lambert.

Can’t beat a bit of Bon Jovi. Can you advise us, what four beauty related things do you think girls should do religiously?

The first thing that comes to my mind is smell good, be it wearing perfume, body sprays or even just making sure you shower daily! Likewise freshly washed hair is always good, don’t have time for that? Dry shampoo is a godsend my friend! With the obvious ones out of the way I also think having well groomed eyebrows goes a long way, as well as taking off your nail varnish when it starts chipping and not leaving it hanging about half on your pinkie for two weeks.

 Great advice, I’m terrible at leaving chipped nail varnish on! Where do you see your blog in a year? Do you have any special posts coming up?

Hopefully still active and thriving, I hope to of picked up a few more followers by then but it’s not the end of the world if I don’t! I’m also hoping my writing improves as when I speak to someone verbally I talk really really fast and sometimes this comes through in my writing (punctuation woman)! I’m at a time in my life where so much is going to change in the next year it’s impossible to say what’ll happen but hey that’s part of the magic! As for posts I plan on bringing back more Tubs features…who doesn't love a fat pug!

Sounds great and I am definitely look forward to more cute pugs! And lastly, if you could give one piece of advice to aspiring bloggers, what would it be?

 Blog about what you want to blog about and not what’s on trend. Don’t feel that you need to be a beauty/lifestyle/fashion blogger because that’s where the followers are, do things your way get involved with the blogging community and you’ll be just fine. Make sure you’re writing excites you because if you’re not that into it chances are other people won’t be either!

 100% agree. Thanks so much for agreeing to be interviewed Alexi, it has been great getting to know you a little better!
For more awesome posts (including some very cute pugs) head over to Aleximetalpirate!

We hope you enjoyed this interview. I'm planning on interviewing many more bloggers as it's a great way to get the word out about their awesome blogs and get to know the amazing bloggers behind them a bit better! If you're a blogger and are interested in becoming an interviewee or would like to guest post on Head-full-of-flowers, please do contact me via the contact page or tweet me @Liz___zie as I'd love for you to be involved!
Until next time, L xo


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